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CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
deal on this so-called fiscal cliff. senator mcconnell negotiating with vice president joe biden late last night and coming up with a deal this morning. this is the third time that deerow has gotten together on budget issues. and they were able to come up with -- that the duo has gotten together on budget issues. they were able to come up with a deal. people are calling this round two of the negotiations. before the vote, here is what the house gop leadership put out in a joint statement. all four republican leaders said this. the house is in recess for caucus meetings. both sides are in behind closed doors. whether or not they take it up today and vote on it remains the question as we continue our coverage on c-span of the so- called fiscal cliff talks. a tweet here for you. and as from troll -- -- this from joel -- want iyour thoughts here. leonard in kentucky, a democratic caller, what do you think? caller: i feel about this fizzle cliff, a first of all, let me state that a personals -- a person's standing, whether democrat, republican from of our independent, needs to be thrown as
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
president joe biden was called in by mitch mcconnell, who said he needed a dance partner in all of this. guest: if you remember on friday, the president said he was going to turn over the lead to senator reid and senator mcconnell to work out a deal that could pass the senate and that he would sign on to whatever deal that was. senator reid and senator mcconnell were not able to reach that deal. the negotiations between them have turned increasingly bitter and senator mcconnell basically said that he could not work with senator read anymore and reached out to joe biden and ask him to resume the role that he has had in previous negotiations. the arbiter, the deal maker. joe biden had not been as involved atoll has returned to washington and is now part of the negotiations in a way that he had not been expected to until yesterday. host: what will the house and senate be voting on today? will there be an agreement on the fiscal cliff or an alternative plan that would continue unemployment benefits and keep taxes at the bush era level? guest: i'm not sure that anybody knows. and that includ
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am EST
biden in 2009. biden had the lead for iraq policy. there was a debate on how much to get behind maliki. ambassador hill thought he was the man we had to work with. he thought his challenger did not have a chance. there was a debate in the u.s. government where a vice president biden was in favor of working with maliki as a necessary evil or the man that was going to be there. when there is a crisis, vice president biden calls. his calls seem to have less influence as time has gone on. host: let's go to lincoln on the republican line. caller: i get in contact with many people are around the world. i have a few friends in egypt and kuwait. i am more worried about my friend in kuwait. is there a possibility iraq might reinvade kuwait anytime soon? guest: no. host: what are the current relationships? guest: understand the question because there are still issues. military lacks the capacity to do anything like that. iraq has no air force. that is one reason is so easy for the iranians to fly through their territory. there was an operation in 2008 in basrah that maliki commanded. the united
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 7:00am EST
times at" on what they are calling the mcconnell-biden plan -- possibly more to come if the house approves in what the senate did earlier this morning. christine from illinois, the republican line. caller: hello, i am disappointed republican. i'm thinking about switching to the democratic party. i just want to say that mcconnell is really disrespectful to his boss. any buss that have a job, having worked in a factory, will make problems for the boss and not agree and compromise. everybody would talk to them and end up getting fired. they do all the propaganda on the fox network. it is embarrassing. i just wanted to say that i did see one man -- i forgot his name, a congressman, james inhofe, he had the gall to go on a foxx and talk to bush people like they are still in charge and get their opinions. it is not a good place. the shows they have until 5:00, they are yanks. i need to be a democrat. host: 10 road in north carolina, the democratic color. what do you make of the early morning vote? caller: yes, i am glad to something being done about the fiscal cliff. the american people
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm EST
mcconnell has been in negotiations with vice president joe biden. we know they spoke at least twice over night. the last conversation we are aware of was about 6:45 this morning. we don't know the status of those talks. we don't know whether they are its senate offers back or fourth. leaders of both parties have said little this morning. senate majority agree -- leader harry reid came to the floor and did not have much of an update. if there is is going to be a deal today, it will be between mr. mcconnell and mr. biden. there is little in the way of ongoing conversation between mr. reed and mr. mcca mcconnell. >> what about the mechanics of any deal if there is an agreement at least in the senate -- how quickly can come to the floor and how likely is it we can see action on the house floor later today or tonight or tomorrow? >> it becomes tricky. we know what the allies of any deal would be. they have been bandied around for about two years. translating the outline of the deal in legislative language is difficult and the staff would have to work in overdrive to get that done and they hav
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
vice president joe biden is talking about an agreement on the cliff. one tweeted is that the aide said there be a cop is shortly and wall democrats had not signed off on a bill yet. the senate is still insufficient taking of agricultural legislation. on the line from st. paul, minn., insurer is on the independent line. caller: i am andrew. if we were serious about debt reduction and we should go over the fiscal cliff or something similar to that. we need to cut taxes. it is important that we do both. i think republicans should be voting on raising taxes a little bit. they will be raising taxes on everybody. because we're coming out of some wars here, we really do not need to be raising our defense at all. that is all i like to see. host: this is richard. he is in garden grove, california. what do you think about the fiscal cliff negotiations? caller: i wish to come to an easy medium. he is going to us to give everyone an incentive. why are they cut it? adjusted 500,000? that is its. -- just a 500,000. that is it. is this is for businesses or for personal assets? people making inco
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 9:30pm EST
. senator mcconnell and vice president joe biden are continuing to discuss this and we think there still could be a path forward. democrats have come out and made a huge deal out of changing this and republicans are very concerned that it should not be used as an offset to reduce or replace some of the spending cuts that would occur and democrats put forward an alternative. this is a process. there's a lot of give-and-take going on. republicans do not want to see new revenue, democratic tax increases, being used for new spending. that is where many members are drawing the line. >> you all want to use this technical level, but it would really affect social security recipients in the sequester. democrats want to use new revenue from tax increases. is that the way you see that? >> there are other issues involved, but that is one example. it is not about replacing the sequester today. it is about changing policy to protect social security in the long run. if democrats do not accept it as an offset, come up with something else. raising taxes to pay for new spending is not something that repub
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 1:00am EST
, biden and cantor. cantor walked out of those meetings. he is the majority leader in the house. we had the gang of six, the gang of eight. we had this super committee, and they were doing good things, good things, dealing with entitlements and revenues. and a week before they were to report, buy virtue of statute, i get a letter signed by virtually every republican, too bad about the super committee, we're not going to do anything with revenues. so this is not a capsule of a couple of days. this has been going on for years. they cannot cross over the threshold that has been built by grover norquist. people who are rich, who make a lot of money, they are not opposing raising the taxes on them. the only people in america who don't think taxes should be raised on the rich are the republicans who work in this building. so any time the speaker and the republican leader come to the president and say we have got a deal for you, the president's door is always open, and mine is, too. mr. mcconnell: mr. president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i would only add the
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00am EST
sarah palin. so went to the front of the airplane to senator obama and senator biden had been newly selected as his running mate. he said i think i am reasonably smart. it took me like six months to figure out how to be a presidential candidate, how to deal with the stop light, how to -- spotlight, how to deal with the national politics. she may be the smartest politician ever and she may be able to come out of alaska to handle all of this. but i will give her three weeks. three weeks, we'll know if this is real. three weeks to the day, she did her interview with katie couric, which effectively ended it for her. i thought they might make -- [laughter] i thought that they might make a conservative choice, someone who had at least a taste of the national stage or, which was more of a consensus in the political committee, that he might take rob portman from ohio because ohio is so important. portman was a guy who is a center-right conservative, who might be more broad. i think barack was surprised by the choice. >> do you think portman could have changed the outcome? >> i don't know. t
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 2:00pm EST
. >> the minority appeared to vice-president joe biden in looking at a deal. here is what mitch mcconnell had to say on the floor of the senate. [video clip] >> we offered to work through the night to find common ground. staff informed us that they would be getting back to us this morning at 10:00 a.m., despite the obvious time crunch that we all have. it is now 2:00 p.m. and we have yet to receive a response to our good faith offer. i am concerned about the lack of urgency here. we all know we are running out of time. there is far too much at stake for political gamesmanship. we need to protect the american families and businesses from this looming tax hike. everyone agrees that that action is necessary. to get things moving, i have just spoken with the majority leader. i have placed a call to the vice president to see if he can jumpstart negotiations. the vice president and i have worked together on solutions before and i believe we can again. i want my colleagues to know that we will keep everyone updated. the consequences of this are too high for the american people to be engaged in a
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm EST
president biden. what can you tell us? guest: the republican leader calls joe biden off the bench. it is what we had been waiting for. the senate republican leader and the vice-president have a good working relationship. we saw that in the debt ceiling debate. they swooped in at the and down the made the deal happen. -- at the end and made it happen. it was an interesting move by mitch mcconnell to call joe biden today and try to jump- start these negotiations when they locked up with the majority leader on the democratic side. i think that will be something to watch here in the coming hours. how will it play? there are many concern that maybe you will cut a bad deal. will joe biden come in to embolden the republicans or will the democrats altogether across pennsylvania avenue? a big story line we are all watching now very closely. >> we hear senator reed wants to bring them back at 11. is it likely they will have some kind of deal or counteroffer in hand when the gavel back in? guest: i wish i could tell you. if i could, i would be a millionaire. i would have all kinds of future
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:05pm EST
partner joe biden. he has been kept on the sidelines during negotiations. some republicans think his absence is a sign that the president is not serious about closing a deal. mitch mcconnell is no longer the top republican in washington. it is easy to forget that when he struck a deal to extend the bush tax cuts, boehner had won the house a month before but was not wielding the gavel. finally, mitch mcconnell has stayed on offense. on the senate floor on friday he argued the democrats poisoned the well by declaring boehner's plan b dead on arrival. >> and he is up for reelection in 2014. by all polling, it looks like it will be a lot tougher. he also has a colleague in rand paul, who is a tea partier. you put all those factors together and it could be that mcconnell may have to step up because that is what you have to do to get some sort of deal at the moment, we have not seen that happen. host: from mark williams, what will be specifically affected in the economy if we go over the cliff? guest: instead of giving you my own numbers, let me use the congressional budget office estimate
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 2:00am EST
biden. >> i love this one. the republican leader calls joe biden off the bench. this is kind of what we all have been waiting for. the senate republican leader and the vice-president have a good working relationship. we saw it last summer in the debt ceiling debate. those two guys swooped in at the end and made a deal happen. when i talked to mcconnell's folks last week he said, you know, the vice president has been on the sidelines. we have not been contacted by them, by the president. it was an interesting move by mitch mcconnell to call joe biden today and try to jump- start these negotiations when they locked up with the majority leader of the democratic side. i think that will be something to watch here in these coming hours -- how does he play? there are democrats who are concerned that maybe they will cut a bad deal. they are feeling pretty good. well joe biden, in and emboldened the republicans or will be dems and together across pennsylvania avenue from the white house to congress? a big story line we are watching right now very closely. >> now that we hear week -- that are
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 5:00pm EST
than four hundred $50,000 and individuals making more than $400,000. joe biden is meeting with house democrats. the vast majority of them seem ready to support the measure making its way through the house. with the new congress coming in on thursday, if the measure is not passed within that time, it will have to be completely reintroduced in the new congress. republicans are said to me in about five minutes to continue a discussion about whether or not to support the measure that was sent to them by the senate in the early morning hours. some tweaks coming from reporters in the halls of the capital. the political wire says democratic leaders say they will not take up a bill if it is amended by house republicans. "we are done. " a retweet from joe biden says "i think we are going to be fine." a number of different views and issues depending on which party is talking about the fiscal clef. we are going to, of course, keep you updated on the c-span network. in the meantime, take a look back at what senator dick durbin had to say earlier today from the senate floor. >> it was after 2:00
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
to buck the dying inouye. senator daniel in a the swearing-in took place yesterday with joe biden. brian schatz becomes the senior senator with the new congress being formed on january the third. on the independent line -- jack on the independent line. caller: good morning. i bet a co-worker that we are going over the fiscal cliff. it is more of a slope than a cliff. it would be a year of complete in activity before we would see the real bite of everything, all of the doom that is being forecasted. i am reminded of erskine bowles and alan simpson. about three weeks ago or four weeks ago, they met with the president and members of congress and discuss their feelings afterwards with the press. erskine bowles said he felt there was a third of a chance that there would be a deal and a third of a chance no deal and a third there would be no deal until after we went past the january 1 deadline. i bet my co-worker the $5 that we were going over because i am thinking if you cannot get a deal for to the house on $1 million and above, to the tax policy center released a report about that ab
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
or maybe vice president biden if he decides to run rather than being in the white house doing the work that he was elected to do? caller: i believe if a president -- if president obama is out there campaigning, he's doing it for the american people, simple as that. guest: the caller hit some important point. campaigning is very much a means to an end. presidents don't capability -- campaign cause they don't do their job. they believe it will help them do their job more effective. and campaigning, a president with a second term can get closer to that more perfect union. they're in a stronger position to intact his priorities. so it's certainly the case that campaigning is part of the process. and if hamilton were here today, who knows what he would say but perhaps he could echo the sentments that he would keep the presidents in closer touch with the people. one thing is spending too much time in a white house or being out of touch with the people so when presidents are taking their case to the people, you could argue that it has negative or positive effects on governing and there's
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> vice-president biden came to meet behind closed doors for over one hour. what did he say to lawmakers? >> he said several things. one, that this was the best deal that they can get. and on the sequestered and i just mentioned, there were a lot of democrats, liberal democrats come up in arms about that, the president assuring them that the white house has a strategy about how to deal with the debt limit when it comes up, which will now be compounded, as i said, with the expiration in the delay of the sequestered. he said the president reiterated his strong position, that he will not negotiate. that the white house is going to demand new revenues to pay for an increase, to pay for another delay in the sequestered. it will not obis spending cuts the way republicans want, and the president -- a lot of them do not believe the it. the reason why is not because the president is dishonest. because it is going to expire, spending cuts and revenues, it's sort of makes itself part of the debate. the president can say he is not entertaining this discussion, but if the other side insists it is par
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 8:00pm EST
senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, who has been negotiating with vice-president biden over tax increases. from the senate floor, this is about 30 minutes. >> i thank the senator from maryland as always for courtesy. i think she had a very important message, and i appreciate not only the words themselves, but her eloquence and passion. south carolina be included in a colloquy during my remarks. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: mr. president, i, like i believe all of us just finished watching the president's remarks at -- i guess it was the executive office building. and i'm not sure yet as i sort out my impressions of the president's remarks as to whether to be angry or to be saddened. i've been around this town for a number of years, and as is well known, i had an interest in the presidency more than academic and i've watched a lot of presidents, going back to president reagan from the standpoint of a member of congress. and i've watched these other crises as we go through them, whether it be the potential shutdown of the government when newt gingrich was s
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am EST
and senator biden had been newly selected as his running mate. he said i thi i am reasonably smart. it took me like six months to figure out how to be a presidential candidate, how to deal with the stop light, how to deal with the national politics. she may be the smartest politician ever and she may be able to come out of alaska to handle all of this. but i will give her three weeks. three weeks to the day, she did her interview with katie couric, which effectively ended it for her. [laughter] i thought that they might make a conservative choice, someone who had at least a taste of the national stage or, which was more of a consensus in the political committee, that he might take rob portman from ohio because ohio is so important. portman was a guy who is a center-right conservative, who might be more broad. i think barack was surprised by the jurors. what do you think for men could have changed -- surprised by the choice. >> do you think portman could have changed the outcome? >> i don't know. there is a lot of reflection on that in romneyland. >> wh you were talking about the ad
CSPAN
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
. irene and family, president obama, vice president biden, i thought that senator inouye was indestructib indestructible. and if i had not been honored to be at his bedside when he died, i still would not believe that he's gone. he was generous to the very end, for he gave me the great gift of instructive closure. i was with him in alaska at senator stevens' memorial service and the president mentioned a courtly baritone, he gave one of the most amazing tributes i had ever heard. i made him promise that he would teach me how to speak like that. he said modestly what do you chaplain? i said i want your eloquence of dicti diction. i want your brilliance of me metaph metaphor. i want your poetry of imagination. he smiled and dismissed my request. so i had the opportunity of reminding him at walter reed that he still had unfinished work to do with me. please, i still need your help. i was blessed to be able to hold his hand. i was blessed to be able to recite the scriptures. and the last passage that i recited before he transitioned from time into he alternativity, is a passage w
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